Tom Jenkins (golfer)

Thomas Wayne Jenkins (born December 14, 1947) is an American professional golfer.

Tom Jenkins
Personal information
Full nameThomas Wayne Jenkins
Born (1947-12-14) December 14, 1947 (age 72)
Houston, Texas
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceAustin, Texas
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional1971
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
PGA Tour Champions7
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1976
PGA ChampionshipT17: 1974
U.S. OpenT26: 1976
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Born in Houston, Texas, Jenkins attended the University of Houston, where he was a member of the NCAA University Division championship team in 1970, led by John Mahaffey. He graduated in 1971 and turned professional. His sole PGA Tour victory was the IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic in 1975, with the final two rounds played on Monday.[1] With seven wins in his eleven years and more than $12 million in prize money, Jenkins is currently in the top-10 on the all time money list for the PGA Tour Champions.

Prior to joining the senior tour, Jenkins was the lead instructor for several years at Dave Pelz's short game schools.

Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour winsEdit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 Jun 16, 1975 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic 69-65-69-72=275 –9 1 stroke   Johnny Miller

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1981 Wickes-Andy Williams San Diego Open   Raymond Floyd
  Bruce Lietzke
Lietzke won with birdie on second extra hole
Jenkins eliminated with par on first hole

Champions Tour wins (7)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 23, 1999 Bell Atlantic Classic 70-67-69=206 –10 Playoff   Jim Thorpe
2 Aug 13, 2000 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship 68-68-70-68=274 –14 1 stroke   Kermit Zarley
3 Jul 7, 2002 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship (2) 63-68-64=195 –21 3 strokes   Morris Hatalsky,
  Bruce Lietzke,
  Walter Morgan
4 May 4, 2003 Bruno's Memorial Classic 67-66-67=200 –16 3 strokes   Bruce Fleisher
5 Apr 18, 2004 Blue Angels Classic 68-65-63=196 –14 5 strokes   Rodger Davis
6 Jun 5, 2005 Allianz Championship 65-72-67=204 –9 Playoff   D. A. Weibring
7 Oct 8, 2006 SAS Championship 68-66=154 –10 1 stroke   Chip Beck,
  Loren Roberts

Champions Tour playoff record (2–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Bell Atlantic Classic   Jim Thorpe Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2001 Kroger Senior Classic   Jim Thorpe Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2002 Kroger Senior Classic   Bob Gilder Lost to birdie on second extra hole
4 2005 Allianz Championship   D. A. Weibring Won with birdie on second extra hole
5 2006 Commerce Bank Championship   John Harris Lost to birdie on first extra hole
6 2008 ACE Group Classic   Brad Bryant,   Scott Hoch,   Tom Kite Hoch won with birdie on first extra hole

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jenkins survives charges". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. June 17, 1975. p. 20.

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